Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
July 2015 | Issue #301  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Team BC invades Kamloops this Friday! Games scheduled for Sunday at Hillside Stadium

U13 and Grade 8 Team BC are in Kamloops starting this Friday to be part of the Kamloops Legacy Games Showcase.

A full listing of Team BC's activities in Kamloops, including game times, can be found here.

The games will take place on Sunday at Hillside Stadium. The U13 game is slated to get underway at 9:30 am, while the Grade 8 game is scheduled to start at 11:30 am.

U13 Rosters

Grade 8 Rosters

Click here for the full press release.

Click here for the Team BC schedule of events.


Team BC U16/U18 August Practice

Members of the Team BC U16/U18 teams who have made it to the latest cut-down stage are invited to take part in the Team BC August practice.

This event is free but registration is required. Please register here.

The final deadline for registration is Monday, August 10.

Football BC would like to thank the BC Lions for generously donating tickets to the game for all Team BC players.

Date: Thursday, August 20


2 pm: Team check-in (location TBD)

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: No-contact light practice (fundamental & scheme-based)

4:30 - 5 pm: Review

5 pm - 6 pm: Transport to BC Place

6 pm - 10 pm: BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes (tickets courtesy of the BC Lions)

*players are free to leave after half-time if necessary

Cost: FREE!

Please bring:

- Your Team BC practice jersey (received during May Camp)

- Mouthguard

- Cleats

- Workout attire

- A change of clothes for afterwards.


Upcoming NCCP/Safe Contact Clinics

Introduction to Competition & Safe Contact

July 24-26 - Hillside Stadium, Kamloops
Fri, July 24 (5 pm - 9 pm)
Sat, July 25 (9 am - 5pm) *Safe Contact*
Sun, July 26 (9 am - 12 pm)

*For those only attending Safe Contact, the cost is $75 
(July 25 only)

To register for all courses, please click here.


Burnaby Central's Eric Fraser comes home

On July 14, the BC Lions announced they had signed Burnaby's Eric Fraser to a contract.

While a return to BC means a chance to play for the team he grew up cheering for, it also means a chance for the veteran CFLer to re-integrate himself into the community where he grew up to become a football star.

@hellochiko has the story on her Chiko's Corner blog.


BCFC Week 1 - Game of the Week preview

Langley Rams @ VI Raiders

Saturday, July 25 - Caledonia Park
Kickoff at 4PM

After a long offseason, the 2015 BCFC season is set to kick off this Saturday beginning with the Langley Rams taking on the Vancouver Island Raiders at Caledonia Park.

The Rams, who were last year's Cullen Cup winners, look to get back in the Canadian Bowl again this year after losing 39-14 to the Saskatoon Hilltops in last year's Canadian Bowl and won't go down without a fight this season. Although the Rams lost leading scorer Daniel English in the offseason to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a key player for the team will be Nathan Lund, who scored seven touchdowns in the 2014 regular season and rushed 51 times for for 411 yards. Lund has also been taking reps at the BC Lions training facility with fellow Rams players Anthony Daley and John Beckerleg as they prepare themselves for their first game of the season.

The Raiders, who lost 2014 Wally Buono award winner Dylan Chapdelaine and 2014 CJFL leading receiver Marshall Cook, will need to depend on a new crop of up-and-comers against a Rams team looking to start the season off with a bang. With the addition of new head coach Jerome Erdman, who has been a big part of the Team BC program, fans can expect positive changes this season with the Raiders. Several players to look out for include linebacker Dexter Shea, who the Raiders will look to fill Chapdelaine's starting spot, and Alex Kutra, who was second to Cook in receiving last season, scoring eight touchdowns on 25 touches for 563 yards in his 2014 campaign.

Last season, the Rams and the Raiders met three times, with the home team taking the win each time. Will the Raiders be able to seal the win against the defending Cullen Cup champions on home turf? Tune in and find out!

Other games this week (all games on Saturday, July 25th):
Westshore Rebels @ Okanagan Sun - 7 pm at Apple Bowl
Kamloops Broncos @ Valley Huskers - 7 pm at Exhibition Stadium


Upcoming UBC Camps

Vancouver - Thunderbird Stadium Skills / I.D. Camp - August 9, 2015

Date: Sunday August 9th, 2015
Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: UBC Thunderbird Stadium

Age Groups: Junior 12 - 14 / Senior 15 - 17

The camp will consist of 3 practices (2 on-field & 1 classroom) over a 7 hour period, plus a session on UBC academic requirements and tips on how to be recruited. On-field skills will be taught and full equipment will be required for these practices. The classroom session will include a breakdown of the film that is taken in the morning sessions and it will be highly personalized in terms of feedback.

Langley - Specialist Camp (Punters/Kickers - Long snappers) - August 10, 2015

Date: MONDAY, August 10th, 2015
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm
Location: Brookswood Secondary, Langley B.C.

Age Groups: 14 - 17

This camp will teach players the core fundamentals of either Punting & Kicking, or Long Snapping. Both groups will practice at the same time, but be instructed by different coaches.

We will break down kicking and snapping skills to their smallest pieces and teach players progression drills to put them all together.

Vancouver - 6th annual Winter Skills Camp - 
March 5, 2016

Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: UBC Thunderbird Stadium

Age Groups: Junior 12 - 14 / Senior 15 - 17

The camp will consist of 3 practices (2 on-field & 1 classroom) over a 7 hour period, plus a session on UBC academic requirements and tips on how to be recruited. On field skills will be taught and full equipment will be required for these practices. The classroom session will include a breakdown of the film that is taken in the morning sessions and will be highly personalized in terms of feedback.

For full details on all camps, click here


Jay Prepchuk New Directions Summer Camps

Join our third annual coed camps. Each camp runs for one week for new and/or experienced players.

Focused on fun, players will be taught positional football skills and development.

Each day will finish with a flag football tournament.

Registration is online at

Please email Lisa at if you have any questions.

What: Two FUN Flag Football Summer Camps
When: July 6-10th and August 17-21st, 2015
Where: Sutherland and Windsor Secondary Turf
Field, North Vancouver, BC respectively.
Time: 9-noon, Monday to Friday
Ages: 6-15 years old
Cost: $155.00

To Register: and create an account or sign in to begin on the upper right side.

All Star Camps - July 27-31


Football Canada bans overbuilt facemasks/faceguards

Football Canada has banned the use of non-traditional/overbuilt facemasks.

Click here for the Football Canada news release.

Click here for Football BC's advisory.


BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations

Nominations are welcomed for the 2016 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.

Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional), Builder, Pioneer, Media and Teams (both amateur and professional).

The Hall is looking for worthy candidates from across the province of British Columbia, especially in the amateur categories.

Please visit their website at and click on "Nominations" for more details and the opportunity to put forward the names of your nominees.

Your assistance will enable the BC Football Hall of Fame to continue to celebrate those who have contributed greatly to the sport of football in our province.


The Bob Ackles Collection at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Football Hall of Fame has loaned a number of Bob Ackles' personal items to display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Visit them now to see these rare items up close and personal.

To see what items are there now, click here.


Jay Prepchuk QB-Receiver camps

Jay Prepchuk quarterback-receiver are on in full swing!

Contact Jay at or visit for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support amateur football in British Columbia and showcase your products and services to a wide-ranging market.

Football BC can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your company's needs.

Sponsorship opportunities include an opportunity to advertise in Football BC's publications such as the Football BC Playbook, Senior Bowl program and Conference program as well as opportunities to attend events such as the Football BC Combine Series and the Team BC May Long Weekend camp.

Get more information here.


Gear up with Team BC!

Want to show off your support for Team BC? Pick up some Team BC gear from official online store here


Support Team BC with our Football BC - Schnitzer Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser

Football BC is asking the football community to join us in a fundraiser that will allow our entire football community to help raise money for all six of our Team BC programs as well as enable us to deliver more of our "Play Football" programs in elementary schools.

Supporting our program is easy. Simply deliver any scrap metal you may have to one of the following locations and be sure to mention that you are contributing to the "Football BC Scrap Drive."

Schnitzer Victoria
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1

Schnitzer Duncan
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4

Schnitzer Cassidy
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8

Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6

Schnitzer Surrey
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2

Grandview Printing discount for Football BC members

Are you looking for a company to design posters, programs or do all sorts of printing?

Grandview Printing offers a 10% discount to all Football BC members

Visit their website at to learn more about their services.


Football BC and Sandman Hotel partners up to offer great rates for members

Football BC and Sandman Hotels have partnered up to offer all Football BC members access to discounted rates with Sandman and Sandman Signature hotels across British Columbia.

To access these special rates, follow these directions:

1. Go to 

2. Select your preferred property in BC

3. Under "Access Code" and "Corporate Code" type in "footballbc"

4. Select your preferred dates and enjoy the discounted rates!

The Sandman and Sandman Signature are Canadian owned and operated.


Football BC elementary school skills program

Football BC's elementary school skills program is open to all school aged children and is conducted during regular school hours usually as part of P.E. class.

This program allows kids to learn basic football skills from Football BC coaches as well as volunteer players from local high schools.

Click here to see the promo video for the program.

For more information or to schedule a session for your school, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or


Football BC Events Calendar Update

Football BC's Event Calendar is your one-stop source for the best upcoming football skills camps and events. Visit today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.

Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
  • All-Star Camps - July 27-31
  • 2015/16 UBC Camps
  • Game Ready (various dates)

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